I am an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine. I am also a professor at the Institute of Psychology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China, which I joined through its Hundred Talents Program in 2015. I serve as deputy director of its Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research Center and the principal investigator of the R-fMRI Lab.
Before 2015 I worked as a research scientist at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research in Orangeburg, New York, and as a research assistant professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine. I received my PhD in cognitive neuroscience from the State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning at Beijing Normal University in 2011.
My research focuses on resting-state functional MRI (R-fMRI) computational methodologies, mechanisms of spontaneous brain activity, and their applications to brain disorders. In my work I have addressed fundamental methodological issues, such as the impact of head motion and standardization, in the study of resting-state functional connectomics. I have also developed data-processing and analysis tools for R-fMRI, including Data Processing & Analysis of Brain Imaging (DPABI) and Data Processing Assistant for Resting-State fMRI (DPARSF), with the publication of the latter having been cited over 1,000 times.
I have published 43 peer-reviewed articles (including 14 as first or corresponding author) in prestigious journals, including Cerebral Cortex, NeuroImage, Neuroinformatics, Translational Psychiatry, Molecular Psychiatry, and Nature Methods. I currently serve as a review editor for Frontiers in Neuroscience: Brain Imaging Methods and Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, and I am a member of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping Communications Committee.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Human brain mapping. 2017 Oct 11; 39(1):300-318
Scientific reports. 2016 Aug 18; 6:31236-31236
Neuroinformatics. 2016 Jul; 14(3):339-351
Behavioral & brain functions : BBF. 2015 Nov 18; 11(1):37-37
Developmental cognitive neuroscience. 2015 Oct; 15:67-82
Developmental cognitive neuroscience. 2015 Oct; 15:83-93
Acta neurochirurgica. 2014 Dec; 156(12):2295-2302
Molecular psychiatry. 2014 Jun; 19(6):659-667